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The Best Fitness Holidays & Weight Loss Camps in Europe

Europe's #1 Fitness Retreat


100% Tailored To Suit Your Needs & Goals!

Whatever your health and fitness goals are you will achieve them at The Elite Training Base - We offer The Best Fitness Holidays in Europe!


Whether your desire is to have a unique all inclusive fitness holiday with lots of physical fitness and stress relief or you're focussed on burning fat and building muscle, Our ultimate fitness holidays in North Sweden will help you achieve your goals!

If you are training for a specific sporting event, police enlistment or military selection then we'd love to hear from you and help you achieve your peak fitness to smash through whatever it is you need to prepare for...we've been helping people reach elite fitness levels for over 15 years!

Gain A Physical And Mental Edge Over Your Competition!

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Scott Bird

RDS Founder

The Owner and Founder of Rising Dragon School has spent the majority of his life dedicated to learning and teaching martial arts. He has vast experience and knowledge in Shotokan Karate, Shaolin Kung Fu, Sanda (Chinese Kickboxing), Tai Chi, Xingyi, Bagua, Yoga, and Qigong.

After 15 consecutive years of living a Temple lifestyle in mountainous regions of China, Scott maintains his solitary lifestyle but in various other parts of the world one of them being at his private estate in Swedish Lapland where he continues to train people to the best of his ability in harsh winter conditions.


Since 2007, at RDS China Scott has helped thousands of students from all over the world achieve greatness, win gold medals, extreme weight loss, military selection, police enlistment, and in general helped his students reach fitness levels they never dreamed possible.


Scott's unorthodox approach to training will push you past your limits making you physically and mentally stronger! His methods come from his worldly experiences including SAS selection which he participated in 2002/ 03 and most recently in Feb 2019, an Ultra Marathon in the Arctic which he run with a torn Meniscus, managing to grasp a top 10 finish!

Scott qualified as a level 2 fitness instructor and level 3 PT in 2003 with Focus Training and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) while also holding an associates degree in Sports Nutrition and is fully first aid trained!

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Lapland Winter Adventure

Experience 1 week of fitness and

winter activities in Swedish Lapland!

  • See the Northern Lights

  • Go on a Husky Safari

  • Night Hiking

  • Ice Fishing

  • Skiing/ Snowboarding

  • Circuit Training

  • Relaxed Yoga Classes

  • Tai Chi & Meditation

Available January & February - Spaces Limited